July 26, 1971
- F/29-30: 1 1/2 box of tiles
- D-F/28 outside stone pack: 1 1/2 box
- D-F/28 inside (below) stone pack: 1 box
Trench photo: area D-F/23-26. Worked in grids F/29-30 and D-F/28.
Grids D-F/23-26 polished by the polishing expert Antonio. Trench photos of same area, one of D-F/23-24 from north, one of whole area D-F/23-26 from north.
Seen from north, area D-F/23-24 is especially instructive, with concentrated stone fill in D/24, sloping and getting less compact toward norht, in grids EF/23-24, where
the yellowish stratum containing carbon appears, with scattered smaller stones lying on its surface; in grids D/23, thin but compact tile layer: see description on p. 75 and plan of area drawn the same morning.
Areas F/29-30 and D-F/28: First cut below topsoil, primarily to trace more statue fragments.
F/29-30: not very promising; tile layer mainly in F/29, not so distinct as in grids D-E/29-30. Tiles here reach a somewhat lower level than farther south, ca. 40 cm depth below ground surface. Some scattered stones, middle size (10-15 cm), esp. border F/29-30. Tile layer certainly seems to thin out.
- Find #1
- T-18 F/29
- Just about 15 cm below surface ground
- Fragment of gorgon head antefix
Westwards, we remove earth above tile layer, up to the point in D-E/28 where the copmact stone-earth fill starts:. More difficult to establish extension of stone fill further north in F/28.
Rather much tiles in south part, D-E/28, thinning out towards north (as in F/29-30). Having reached border of stone fill in D-E/28, we proceed to remove the fill (here ca. 20 cm deep) to expose the tiles which seem, at least partly, to continue under the fill. No certain statue fragments yet.
Grids F/29-30 and D-F/28: pottery scarce, few bones.
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